UAI TF is a joint task force of the Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) and the HTML Working Group (HTML WG). It assists these Working Groups with the work identified below.
This work statement has been accepted by the PFWG and the HTML WG. The task force is active.
The objective of UAI TF is to develop guidelines for interoperable user agent implementation of the WAI-ARIA specification. Because user agent implementation of ARIA creates an impact on other languages supported by the user agent (notably, HTML and XHTML), the guidelines require cooperative development between maintainers of multiple technologies, and should not be sequestered within the Protocols and Formats Working Group.
Accordingly, the UAI TF operates under the PFWG charter and the HTML WG charter. Documents about WAI-ARIA will be published by PFWG. Documents about HTML5 by will be published by the HTML WG.
In addition to the above deliverables, the task force works on the following:
UAI TF communications are publicly visible. Communication mechanisms for UAI TF include:
The Task Force allows focused work on particular deliverables of the PFWG and the HTML WG. The Task Force does not represent consensus of either of those WGs. All output of the Task Force should be considered as proposals, subject to vetting and modification by the WG receiving the proposal. Only once formal consensus of the WG is given does the deliverable satisfy charter requirements of the WG.
HTML5 documents may have normative dependencies on WAI-ARIA documents, but not the reverse.
UAI TF participants must be members of either the PFWG, the HTML WG, or another W3C Working Group. This requirement ensures that all participants have accepted the W3C Patent Policy.
Participants must actively contribute to the work of UAI TF, including:
Contact Michael Cooper to become a participant of UAI TF or with questions.
Members of the public who are not covered by the W3C Patent Policy can send input to the public-pfwg-comments mailing list [public-pfwg-comments archive], or the public-html-comments mailing list [public-html-comments archive]. Messages should clearly indicate the deliverable to which they are related and that they are relevant to the work of the UAI TF.
Staff contacts from the respective WGs oversee attention to W3C Process with respect to the chartered requirements of the respective WGs. The facilitator sets agenda, leads meetings, determines consensus, and is the primary liaison to the WGs.
The Task Force participants as of the last update to this page are:
Last updated on $Date: 2010/09/14 16:59:51 $ by $Author: cooper $